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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
+1 520-881-0606
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Wonderful exhibits, amazing detail

My husband and I spent a couple of hours at this wonderful museum which is a delight for both young... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
out-of-here-arizona
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arizona
Fantastic exhibition of miniatures

This museum is a delight for both old and young. The miniature houses in it are spectacular. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brealjs
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Tucson, Arizona
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes, expertly displayed in over 10,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum’s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742, contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits, special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; “The magic of this place cannot be overstated.” For a truly memorable experience, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I spent a couple of hours at this wonderful museum which is a delight for both young and old. I would suggest the audio to learn more about the exhibit. The attention to detail and accuracy is amazing. We were transported back...More

Thank out-of-here-arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a delight for both old and young. The miniature houses in it are spectacular. The details are amazing. They also have very interesting special exhibits. It's well worth visiting when in Tucson

Thank brealjs
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my seven year old granddaughter. She particularly enjoyed the fairy. I was amazed by the attention to detail and accuracy.

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The attention to detail was incredible. It was fascinating to see society change through time and geography. You are definitely transported back in time through the exhibits--be sure to get low and change your perspective--sometimes there are hidden elements even on the ceilings of the...More

Thank mauimee
minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great tip, and thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this was to be an hour long event for us that turned into an hour and half, break for lunch and then 2 more hours. There is so much to see in each display from full sized Waterford Crystal that was miniaturized - how...More

1  Thank 02corvette
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Having visited the music museum in Scottsdale I thought this would be just as interesting. Take some time as this place may be small but it packs a great deal of detail, and therefore take the time to watch the videos and view the incredible...More

Thank Byron B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I'd say this museum is worth a visit if you fall into one of these categories: * someone with a particular interest in miniatures * traveling with one or more children ages about 4–10 * interested in seeing a specific current temporary exhibit * have...More

Thank Creosote
minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We do try to supplement our permanent collection with a wide range of topics in our temporary exhibit schedule. To clarify, the exhibit; Churches of the Southwest has also past. However, our spring 2018 exhibit will be fascinating. It is...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

First class building and display space. Excellent exhibit quality. Audio tour app available - bring your earbuds or borrow their loaner headsets. Even my husband enjoyed the 100 minutes we spent here, and I had thought he’d be bored. The longer you gaze, the more...More

Thank sperry_twiggins
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I took my 6 year old granddaughter and she enjoyed looking for the fairies they had hidden in the exhibits. They could easily create an eye spy game too. It was fun to see the different miniature scenes. Some of them were higher up so...More

Thank Tranderso
minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit together. We do offer folding, carry-around step stools at the front desk. Hopefully that will help next time!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This museum of miniatures is truly amazing. We took the 45 minute docent tour, which was free and discussed the history of the museum and took us to the highlights. Then we went back and examined certain miniatures more closely. We spent about 2 hours...More

Thank Doris F
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Hello, you just missed a class last week. Our next one is March 16th. Our classes are always posted on our webpage under the Education tab >> Classes. Thank you for your interest.
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Hello, our admission is $9 general, $8 senior (65+)/military, $6 for ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. Every Thursday is Not Just for Kids where general and senior/military admission is reduced to $6. Thank you... More
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